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ENGWR 300 (Jacobsen) Researching Controversies

ENGWR 300 (Jacobsen) Researching Controversies

If you use the Internet for research, do apply these tips.
Search the Internet

Finding reliable websites

There are useful resources on the web.  Choose your search tool thoughtfully and use strategies: specific keywords, quotes, asterisks, domain limiters (edu, gov, org)Evaluate what you find - see the box below.

For example:

"college students" depression cause* site:org

Evaluating Internet sources

Think hard about what you read or see on the Internet.  Who wrote it?  Why?  Is it up to date?  Does the information measure up to what you found in books and articles?  Evaluate!  Use the lists below and think it through.